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How Much Do You Really Know About Women in US Politics?

     

It won't be official-official til the Democratic National Convention formally votes on July 25th, but Hillary Clinton just made history by becoming the first female nominee for president of a major party.

In her victory speech, Clinton acknowledged the women who blazed her trail.

How much do you know about these women--and about how far we've come overall on achieving gender equality in government? Here's a little quiz on women in US politics.

1

What percent of US Congressional seats are held by women?


19%
30%
25%
10%
2

How many states have ever had a female governor?


5
18
27
33
3

What state was first to elect a female governor?


California
Colorado
New York
Wyoming
4

What year saw the first female presidential candidate in the US?


1872
1972
1984
2008
5

Who was the first African-American woman in Congress?


Carol Moseley Braun
Shirley Chisholm
Patsy Mink
Kamala Harris
6

Who was the first woman Supreme Court justice?


Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Elena Kagan
Sandra Day O'Connor
Sonia Sotomayor
7

How many women have ever served in Congress?


188
313
553
712
8

Who was the first Hispanic-American woman elected to Congress?


Nydia Velázquez
Loretta Sanchez
Grace Napolitano
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
9

Who was Jeannette Rankin? In the US, she was the first female ...


mayor
woman to hold national office
ambassador
Cabinet member
10

At the current rate, what year will women in the U.S. achieve total political equality?


2020
2095
2220
2516

How Much Do You Really Know About Women in US Politics?

Holly Epstein Ojalvo

Holly’s mission is to inform, inspire, and empower engaged activists who will change the world. She was previously an editor at The New York Times and a high school teacher. She spent her brief 20’s slump at a mousepad factory. Holly earned a B.A. at Lafayette College and M.A.'s at U Delaware and NYU. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, daughter, and cat, Tomie Twotone. Follow: @heoj.

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